Soccer

Iranian club fined for laser-flashing fan misconduct

Mar 29, 2017

Iranian football club Esteghlal FC has been ordered to pay fines totaling $51,000 over the misconduct of its spectators who flashed laser beams at opposing players and the referee during two recent matches

New June date for postponed NKorea-Malaysia soccer game

Mar 15, 2017

North Korea will play a postponed Asian Cup qualifying match against Malaysia on June 8, and must nominate a neutral venue in case diplomatic relations have not been restored

Ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien moves to Indonesian club

Mar 14, 2017

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesia's Persib Bandung

Political tension postpones NKorea-Malaysia soccer match

Mar 10, 2017

North Korea's soccer match against Malaysia to open a 2019 Asian Cup qualifying group has been postponed because of political fallout from the death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia soccer squad barred from traveling to North Korea

Mar 6, 2017

The Malaysian government has barred the country's national soccer team from traveling to North Korea for an Asian Cup qualifying match on March 28 because of security concerns

Season kicks off in big-spending Chinese Super League

Mar 3, 2017

The Chinese Super League kicks off on Friday following an offseason in which clubs splashed out $410 million on new players, even as questions emerged about the league's finances

Scolari-led Guangzhou held to 2-2 draw in South Korea

Mar 1, 2017

Big-spending Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, coached by Luiz Felipe Scolari, was held to a 2-2 draw by Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Group G of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday

Another Chinese transfer window shuts, to the relief of some

Mar 1, 2017

For a second successive winter transfer window, the Chinese Super League has upset the established world soccer order with the spending power and ambition of its biggest clubs

Hulk, Oscar inspire Shanghai to rout Western Sydney in ACL

Mar 1, 2017

Goals from big-money stars Oscar and Hulk helped Shanghai SIPG defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 in the Asian Champions League

Asia soccer organizers confirm new broadcast deal for China

Feb 28, 2017

The Asian Football Confederation has terminated its broadcasting contract in China with LeSports and awarded the rights to China Sports Media for the remainder of the 2017-2020 commercial cycle

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